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KRON
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm PST
coverage continues now with kron-4's charles clifford. who takes a look back at how this case has progressed over the past. nearly three decades. >> reporter: kevin collins was born in san francisco on january 24th 1974. his parents, david and ann collins, had a total of nine children. when kevin disappeared on febuary 10th , 1984 the family was living along sutter street in san francisco's western addition. in the days and weeks after his disappearance, the entire city was swept up in the search for kevin. >> we were really in shock from the first two weeks. it is difficult to believe that the was gone. >> reporter: volunteers scoured city parks and his pictured appeared on posts and billboards across the bay area. kevin's parents were exhausted by the search for their son. within weeks the story was picked up nationally. kevin's picture even appeared on the cover of newsweek magazine and he was one of the first missing children to featured on milk cartons. but the boy's where abouts remained a mystery. kevin's parents eventually set up the kevin collins foundation and searched
KRON
Jan 20, 2013 8:00pm PST
4's charles clifford is live. at the keyzar pub in lower haight. charles fans pretty excited. >> reporter: the fans are pretty excited and it was very busy with they packed house. let me show you video from earlier. the first half was not a lot to cheer about what after halftime things really picking up. and of course the 49ers went to take the lead and the people went nuts! let me show you video from the reactions from france. fans. >> we've never had a doubt. san francisco, we never had a doubt. we never had a doubt we knew that we would win. >> oh my gosh! it was amazing to go to the super bowl. >> we've come through. just like we always do. new orleans, here we come. >> more fans reacting later in this newscast. charles clifford, kron 4. >> here's a look at the celebration in the niners locker room -- the georgia dome. kron4's j-r stone was there - and is live in atlanta tonight. jr, did you find any niners fans out there? >> reporter: of course. they stretch all across the country. i can tell you that some of these celebrations but some of these fans have been here since
KRON
Jan 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
and recreation intentionally hid millions of dollars from the state. kron 4's charles clifford has more. >> reporter: last summer it was discovered that the california department of parks and recreation may have had up to 54 million dollars hidden in two accounts. the news was particularily shocking because at the time california was considering closing down dozens of state parks due to a lack of funding the news also resulted in the resignation of parks and rec director ruth colemn. but in this new report, the state attorney generals office concludes that 34 million dollars of that money was innocently misplaced, the remaining 20 million, however, was being kept a secret and park and rec employees knew about it. according to the attorney generals office, sometime in the mid nineteen nineties, the secret fund began to grow, unintentionally, as a result of what basically amounts to complex accounting errors. parks and rec employees were aware of the fund, but year after year failed to report the problem to the state department of finanace. after interviewing more than 40 state employees,
KRON
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
. kron 4's charles clifford. has more on what cal-trans found when assessing the damage. >> just minutes after the bay bridge was a stroke they dispatched the maintenance team to look for damage. this is from abc's seven high-definition video. the working crews investigators and checking out the tower and the fender. >> the first thing we check is that the structure of the bridge is safe. we wanted to make sure that the fender is still active in the way that it was supposed to, which was to protect the bridge. there's no damage to the bridge with the exception of the fendering system. >> reporter: caltran will also check with traffic. >> there are other items to make sure that there are no other notification devices were compromised or damaged. we are also a investigating that. >> reporter: charles clifford, kron 4. a >> pam: our team coverage continues with kron 4's reggie kumar. he's live on treasure island with more on the bar pilot's past history. reggie? >> reporter: there were diapers' in the water looking for damage to their work--first divers.... in the water andpam. this bar pil
KRON
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm PST
camps in the south bay. kron 4's charles clifford has details on what prompted the search. >> on january 4th, the santa clara county sheriff's office's safe, or sexual assault felony enforcement, task force conducted a sweep of homeless camps around the county. they went looking for registered sex offenders. to make sure they comply and check up on their statuses. with help from the california state parol office and the u.s. marshal's service, the task force checked up on camps mainly located in san jose, including one near the county fair grounds. in all they conducted 250 compliance checks. they made 10 arrests. 8 of the ten were for violating their sex register status. the other two were for unrelated arrest warrents when they came across them in the homeless camps. across santa clara county there are slightly more than 4000 registered sex offenders and about 600 of those listed as being transient or homeless. offenders who have a residence are required to register with the county once a year, but transients have to check in on a monthly basis. so obviously the safe investigators want
KRON
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
, in identifying a man who violently robbed a north kron 4's charles clifford has details. >> reporter: according to police, around 7pm saturday evening, this man robbed variedades cellular, a cell phone and checking cashing business in san rafael. he was also carrying a gun during the robbery and police say he fired at least one shot at store employees. now we also have surveillance video of the attack, let's take a look. here you can see the man entering the store. he's wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and he's holding the gun in his left hand. he also appears to have a glove on that hand. there were three employees in the store at the time, the suspect points the gun at them and apparently starts demanding money. the employees actually retreat into a back room that has a door with bullet proof glass. from this different angle you can see the suspect trying to hide his face. he still pointing the gun at them. finally the man tries to go around the counter, the employees move into the back room and this is when police say he fired at least one shot, narrowly missing the employees. the suspect t
KRON
Jan 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
charles clifford has more. >> on january 7th, the tanker was leaving the san francisco bay when it hit the tower his drug and alcohol tests. kron 4's charles clifford maps out the pilot's change in direction. back on january 7th the oil tanker overseas reymar was leaving san francisco bay when it struck a tower of the bay bridge. according to a report by the san jose mercury news, the pilot of the ship.. guy kleese... may havealtered the tankers planned path underneath the bridge. let's take a look at a google earth map. was being refuel at what's called anchorage 9, which is to the southeast of san francisco... from there the ship headed north towards the bay traveling on the bay the towers of the bridge are listed as letter of the alphabet. a, b, c,d and so forth. according to the mercury news the overseas reymar was originally supposed to pass under the bridge between the c and d towers. but the pilot, for reason changed his mind and decided to take the ship between the d and e towers. it was during this maneuver that the tanker collided with tower e. around 11:18 am. the ship was a
KRON
Jan 21, 2013 8:00pm PST
a north bay business this past weekend. kron 4's charles clifford has details. >> reporter: according to police, around 7pm saturday evening, this man robbed variedades cellular, a cell phone and checking cashing business in san rafael. he was also carrying a gun during the robbery and police say he fired at least one shot at store employees. now we also have surveillance video of the here you can see the man entering the store. he's wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and he's holding the gun in his left hand. he also appears to have a glove on that hand. there were three employees in the store at the time, the suspect points the gun at them and apparently starts demanding money. the employees actually retreat into a back room that has a door with bullet proof glass. from this different angle you can see the suspect trying to hide his face. he still pointing the gun at them. finally the man tries to go around the counter, the employees move into the back room and this is when police say he fired at least one shot, narrowly missing the employees. the suspect then flees from the store. h
KRON
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
stretching across the road. problems still exist tonight. kron-4's charles clifford is live in larkspur. with a closer look at the damage. charles? >> reporter: it is just about 30 degrees right now. and in the last one hour i have still seen the peach i heard this phaedrus sound it sounded like an explosion. this--pandarus sound. clearly something had happened. that the addres founds thundering sound. the redwood fell because of the rutted route system. rotted root system with the water dripping down contributing to the rooting system that failed, because of that concrete it kept to roots from spreading out of sta. new at 11. police are asking the public to help identify a man who robbed a san rafael bank earlier this month. you're looking at surveillance photographs. authorites say, a suspect entered the west america bank on francisco boulevard and demanded money from a teller. they say, once he was given the cash he fled on foot. the suspect is described as a white male in his thirties. standing between five- six and six-one. and weighing between 160-to-200 pounds. >> this just in --
KRON
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
has team coverage on the crash. charles clifford is standing by with more on the damage done to the bridge. but first, dan kerman is live on yerba buena island -- to explain how all of this unfolded. clifford. >> dan? >> correct. there is a site, radar, radio all types of securities to make sure that these big cargo ships to do not collide. it was at 11:20 a.m. when investigators are still trying to determine how this stroke the tower number six of the bay bridge. >> and initial findings are that there are not any oil spill or discharge to the water. >> it appears that there is no oil in the water but the coast guard found damage to the double hull ship. >> there is not a-whatsoever but i would characterize it as a crushing. where it collided with the fed during system. that the fed during system--fendering system worked as advertised. and did not compromise the integrity of the bridge. >> is docked and on hold all coast guard investigators tried to figure out how this happened. to make absolutely sure that there is no oil is going into the bay is a double whole and duoulbe h
KRON
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
team coverage with a charles clifford. live report. >> everyone on board the vessel they say that it is safe is safe. and traffic continued to flow. as if nothing had happened. still both the coast guard and cal-trans have a lot of investigating to do. is a vital link for for hundreds of thousands of people driving in and out of san francisco every day. with kron 4's charles clifford. who has more on what cal-trans found when >> reporter: just minutes after bay bridge tower number 6 was struck, caltrans dispatched a structures maintenance team to look for damage. this is video from sky 7 hd abc7 news of crews inspecting the bridge and the protective fender that surrounds the tower at the waterline. >> the very first thing our inspectors look for when they get out there is to make sure the bridge is safe. the initial investigation should that the fender took the brunt of the allusion and preformed as it was designed. about 30 feet of the fender has been damaged and will need to be replaced. it was damaged in a way that it was supposed to be. there's no structural damage to the
KRON
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
their home on dayo court in east san jose. kron -4's charles clifford is live in san jose. with a description of the suspect. and reaction from the startled victim. charles? >> yes, the san jose police department worked hard today. back in this neighborhood if the neighbors have any information about this suspect. through out the day wednesday, police officers went door to door in the neighborhood around dayo court, looking for anyone who might know something about this suspect. from inside her front door, the mother who literally fought a tug of war battle with the would be kidnapper, described what happened >> just a man was walking across the street. i was playing outside with my daughters. he was commenting on how beautiful they were and the color of their hair. the next thing i knew he melted down, grabbed my daughter by her feet he knelt kneeled down. anti grab your ankles, and she fell back on me. and i grabbed her ankles. her bottom is were falling off. her boots were falling off and after the struggle ended, i picked up my other child and i ran inside and called 911. >> id is not sur
KRON
Jan 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
with what's known as obama-care. kron 4's charles clifford explains how the exchange will work. >> reporter: california's healthcare exchange program is being called covered california. when it's eventually up and running , individuals, families and small businesses will be able to use covered california to purchase health insurance. >>> later this year, a covered california website will go online. a test version is scheduled to launch in june. the site will list the health provider plans, rates and coverage options that are available through the exchange there will also be 2 health savings account plans to choose from as well as information on medi-cal and other government run programs. the idea behind the exchange is to help people who might not otherwise be able to afford health insurance, get coverage. through the website, applicants will also learn if they are eligible for government subsidies to help pay for insurance people who don't qualify for a subsidy, or those who choose not to use covered california, will still be able to purchase coverage plans directly from insurance provider
KRON
Jan 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
may be causing traffic backups for everyone else. kron 4's charles clifford explains how. and shows us where the trouble spots are. >> reporter: a team of researches, including experts from uc berkeley and caltrans, analyzed three weeks worth of cell phone gps data from over 350,000 people here in the bay area. it's first time a study like this has been attempted. by mapping out where and when those phones were used and comparing that to know traffic patterns, the team determined that a small number of commuters are actually causing some of the regions biggest traffic jams. they found that drivers in parts of san rafael, hayward, san ramon, dublin and san jose are all trying to commute at the same time. thats creating traffic back ups for everyone else. the team believes that by changing the driving habits of the people who live in these areas, overall commute times could be improved. for example, if the number of drivers from these spots was reduced by just 1 percent, the travel times for everyone could be shortened by up to 18 percent. turning a one hour commute, into a 50 minute tri
KRON
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
for tracking the progress of diseases, such as the flu. new tonight at eight, kron 4's charles clifford shows us how google is doing just that. >> reporter: when people have the flu, they tend to go online and search for flu related information. for the past couple years google has been collecting that data and using it to track the spread of influenza. they call it google flu trends and it's proven to be very accurate. this is a google earth map with flu trends information from a few months ago...early october. as you can see, there wasn't much going on then, green represents very minimal flu activity. but as we move forward in time you can watch the flu spread. it changes from mild, to moderate and then in december the flu really takes off in the south and by the first week of december the entire country is seeing intense or high flu activity. but now let's take a look at what the center for disease control says. the cdc uses data from hospitals and research centers. it's not as close to real time as google flu trends is, but it's probably more accurate. according to the cdc, this is what t
KRON
Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm PST
moon bay. for the mavericks surf contest. kron 4's charles clifford >> reporter: it was a beautiful day along the coast on friday, but the national weather service says that rough ocean conditions are headed our way and they are asking that beach goers and boaters to use extreme caution over the next couple days. a high surf advisory has been issued for most of the northern california coastline. that advisory runs from 10am saturday morning through 4pm on sunday afternoon. swells between 8 to 10 feet are possible creating dangerous conditions along the coast. steep beaches and beaches that face northwest could be particularity hazardous. the weather service is advising that anyone visiting the beach be aware that sleeper waves and rip currents could also be a danger. they're asking that families and dog owners avoid low lying areas and surf zones. fisherman should also avoid rocky shores and jetties. john young has been fishing along the coast here for 25 years. he says that an advisory like this one is not to be ignored. >> it is too dangerous, not a chance to >> reporter: and finally,
KRON
Jan 22, 2013 8:00pm PST
. kron-4's charles clifford shows. how the authorities were able to track this man down. and explains how dangerous this incident was for the pilot. >> this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news, which was on assignment over oakland monday evening. with their camera recording, the helicopter is repeatedly hit by a red laser beam coming from a home somewhere below. you can see the light flickering here. laser beams, like this one, can pose a serious danger to pilots. tuesday afternoon i spoke with the california highway patrol's air office about the problem. >> generally the laser lights up the interior of the aircraft and if the pilot looks into the laser it can incapacitate the pilot and he can loose control of the aircraft. >> reporter: in this case, sky 7's photographer was able to track down where the light was coming from. watch as this man pulls a laser pointer from his pocket and aims it right at the helicopter. what he probably didn't know is that sky 7's pilot was talking on a radio with a chp aircraft operating nearby. >> we have mapping software in our helico
KRON
Jan 23, 2013 8:00pm PST
charles clifford is live in san jose tonight. with more on what happened. >> reporter: this east san jose neighborhood is where this happens. it was last friday were this suspect attacked a 13 year-old girl. and director into a driveway she fought, escaped and told police were story. investigators released this police suspect sketch. he is being described as a hispanic male. with a fan/medium build. brown eyes, black hair and a mustache and the spoke mustspoke english. he had to round work boots that were covered with white paint. and a navy blue work pants they're hoping that people will come forward with information we have canvassed this neighborhood and we were able to get some information but this is one of those cases where we're going to need the public's health. again i am very, very scared. >> they're going to be the public's -- help. >> reporter: this kind of nerve wracking. >> to think of anything like that it. when i was young i have been living here for many years i used to walk to the bus stop. nearly 6:30 a.m. every day to think that it could happen to everybody and anybody
KRON
Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm PST
out of control, if the 49ers win. kron 4's charles clifford has details on where things stand now. >> reporter: after the giants won the world series back in october, there were large crowds celebrating all over san francisco, things really got rowdy around mission and 22nd where people were blocking the street and lighting fires. there was also a large crowd and a bonfire outside att park and along market street a muni bus was vandalized and set on fire. the city, of course, is hoping to avoid a repeat of scenes like these if the 49ers win the super bowl. after the giants world series win, city officials learned a few things. for one, revelers started fires using garbage from near by trash cans. before the super bowl, the city will have the garbage picked up to literally remove fuel from the fires. muni may also make changes to bus and train routes along market street to avoid a repeat of this scene. the dpt will also be rerouting traffic around problem areas, like mission street, to allow crowds to spread out and to keep vehicles moving. the san francisco police department will
KRON
Jan 28, 2013 8:00pm PST
of the city. kron 4's charles clifford has details. this is a letter from san francisco mayor ed lee's office to the metropolitan transportation commission. in it the mayor suggests that as part of a long term redevelopment plan, the city should remove a portion of interstate 280 and alter the caltrains station along king street. let's take a look at a google earth map so i can show what we're talking about this is interstate 280 looking north towards downtown san francisco. what the mayor is proposing is demolitioning this section of 280 between 16th street and downtown and replacing it with a new ground level parkway. right now, this area, know as mission bay, is mostly industrial, but the mayor says if 280 were removed the land could be redeveloped into homes and businesses... basically creating a new neighborhood. now, this wouldn't be the first time this has happened in san francisco. the embarcadero freeway was demolished and replaced in 1991, and in 2005 a portion of the central freeway was removed to create the market octavia neighborhood. both of those changes have been seen as succe
KRON
Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm PST
francisco, kron 4. our team coverage continues now with kron-4's charles clifford. who takes a look back at how this case has progressed over the past. nearly three decades. >> reporter: kevin collins' father. david. while still anguishing over the loss of his own son. joined mark klaas to search for his daughter. polly. when she was kidnapped in 1993. polly klass was later found dead the entire city was involved. this search began to take a toll on the family. >> we were still in shock. for the first couple of weeks and it is still hard to believe that he is gone. >> this was picked up nationally and it even was on the cover of newsweek magazine he was one of the first child to be featured on a milk carton. the remains of the boy remained a mystery. parents and eventually set off the kevin collins foundation. eventually, after setting up the kevin collins foundation they thought that he might never reach get home alive >> i think that he was deceased. i'd think most of my family feels that way. >> in 1996 they close to the door because of the lack of funding a. the foundation closed its
KRON
Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
the state. kron 4's charles clifford has more. last summer it was discovered that the california department of parks and recreation may have had up to 54 million dollars hidden in two accounts. the news was particularily shocking because at the time california was considering closing down dozens of state parks due to a lack of funding the news also resulted in the resignation of parks and rec director ruth colemn. but in this new report, the state attorney generals office concludes that she was dismissed because she refused to get a flu [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a tot
KRON
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
're heading to the superbowl kron four's charles clifford has a look at the superbowl travel costs. for trains, planes and automobiles >> reporter: bayview are thinking about flying to new orleans. it may be if you are thinking about flying? i checked some online travel sites and these are the dates that i found. round trip the saturday-are even not nonstop for some are these are non-nonstop. however, expect to spend of $1,000 or more to fly to the game. and if you're thinking about taking a road trip? 2,200 mi. plus. and if you consider that the average targets a 20 mi. per gallon. this round trip gasoline would be $750. not that bad compared to a flight but your point of 60 hours and a car. another option, believe it or not is an amtrak. the ticket would only be about $300 but it is a 78 hours. that is over three days on a train. there is always the greyhound bus $200-$300. that would be a two day trip. charles clifford, kron 4. >> pam: the 49ers coach -- will be taking on his brother in the super-bowl. who is the coach of the ravens. what jim harbaugh has to say about that -- one day after
KRON
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
not yet been released. the woman was examined by paramedics, but unijured. the north bay charles clifford kron 4 news >> jacqueline: is going to be very cold with already a freeze morning and a frost advisory. we will show you how cold it will be in your neighborhood, coming up. >> catherine: this is the four year anniversary of the shooting of oscar grant. he was the unarmed bart passenger shot and killed by police. it happened at the fruitvale bart station in 2009. this is video from a cell phone - taken just before the shooting. today - grant's family and about a hundred supporters held a vigil at the station. >> we want the world to fall in love with oscar grant how the struggle. they say they want to keep grant's name and memory alive. >> we want the world to fall in love with oscar. it is our hope that the world will begin to see young african american men that struggles in life just like everybody else, have a right to live. >> catherine: the family has turned the anniversary of grant's death into a crusade protesting officer involved shootings. grocery stores in alameda county are
KRON
Jan 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
. the point reyes tragedy isn't the only deadly incident involving big waves. kron4's charles clifford shows us how dangerous they can be. >> reporter: the national park service says that anyone visiting the beach, especially this time of year, needs to keep an eye out for trouble. >> it's a good thing not to turn your back to the ocean. the danger of being hit by a big wave, especially in the winter, increases because of the big swells from alaska. >> reporter: last fridy, a wave swept a father and his 9 year old son into the waters just west of the golden gate bridge, both died.. this is video of the scene taken by sky7hd abc7 news. and on new years days, 59 year old charles quaid and his wife were also caught by waves while walking their dog along the beach in pt reyes. quaid was washed out to sea, his body recovered several hours later. the park service reccommends that beach goers stay at least 30 yards away from the waters edge, avoid slippery rocks and debrie and avoid swimming. dram >> recognize that the water is super cold. there are situations where even a life guard isn't going to
KRON
Jan 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
charles clifford has more. >> reporter: last summer it was discovered that the california department of parks and recreation may have had up to 54 million dollars hidden in two accounts. the news was particularily shocking because at the time california was considering closing down dozens of state parks due to a lack of funding the news also resulted in the resignation of parks and rec director ruth colemn. but in this new report, the state attorney generals office concludes that 34 million dollars of that money was innocently misplaced, the remaining 20 million, however, was being kept a secret and park and rec employees knew about it. according to the attorney generals office, sometime in the mid nineteen nineties, the secret fund began to grow, unintentionally, as a result of what basically amounts to complex accounting errors. parks and rec employees were aware of the fund, but year after year failed to report the problem to the state department of finanace. after interviewing more than 40 state employees, the attorney generals office concludes that employees hid the money becaus
KRON
Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
. kron4's charles clifford shows us the danger. >> reporter: on december 28th, two men and a young boy were swept by waves into the waters just west of the golden gate bridge. one of the men was able to swim ashore and call for help. this is video from the scene taken by sky7hd abc7 news. unfortunatley, the other man and the nine year old boy died. >> is a good idea not to turn your back on the ocean. >> reporter: on new years day, 59 year old charles quaid and his wife were also caught by waves while walking their dog along the beach in pt reyes. quaid was washed out to sea, his body recovered several hours later. >> the odds of him getting hit in the winter are her more increased because of the swells from alaska. it's a good thing not to >> reporter: the national park service says that anyone who is especially this time of out for trouble. the danger of being hit by a winter, increases because of the big swells from alaska. >> reporter: they also reccomened avoiding slippery rocks or debrie near the ocean. they say beach goers should stay at least 30 yards away from the waters edge
KRON
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
a decade. kron4 said charles clifford has the story. >> it was discovered that the parks and recreational department might have hit the money. they stated that the nose is very shocking because the state was considering closing down state parks. the new also resulted in the resignation of the manager. they concluded that 34 million of the dollars were innocently misplaced. the other 28 million was kept a secret account. they stated that the park and recreation employees knew about this. they stated that in about mid 90's the fund began to grow. park and wreck employees were aware of this but year after year they failed to reported to the department of finance. after they interviewed 40 of them they concluded that the employee is hit the money because they were worried that the budget would be cut if the funds were discovered. they were embarrassed that it had gone on for so long. the report also noted that parts direct employees consistently requested that their superiors address the issue. the funds were kept and the office stated that any of the money was stolen. they stated that it jus
KRON
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
by a surprisingly small number of drivers. kron 4's charles clifford has details. >> gps traffic patterns showing the trend that drivers and portions of hayward, san ramon, dublin, san jose are all trying to commute at the same time. creating backups for everybody else. by changing the driving habits for people in this area of the overall commute times could be improved. for example, if this driver was reduced by 1 percent a troubled time for everybody could be shortened by nearly 18%. the travelling time, with a 50 minute trip instead of a 1 hour commute. also encouraging these people to use public transportation or car pool would be more effective for reducing the overall number of cars on the roads. charles clifford, kron 4. >> catherine: in national news. today marks the second anniversary of the shootings that left six people dead and 12 others injured, including congresswoman gabrielle giffords. on january 8, 20-11, jared lee loughner opened fire at a political event. killing six people and wounding 13 others, including former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was shot in the head. bell
KRON
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> pam: there was a bigger than expected turnout today, at the marin county 'gun buy back' program. hundreds of firearms were collected during the event. which was planned in reaction to the 'sandy hook elementary' school massacre. people walked away with as much as two- hundred dollars per gun, no questions asked. it was such a success, that the county ran through the 43-thousand dollars it had raised. in only two hours. a spokesperson for the san rafael police department. gave us a look at some of the more dangerous weapons collected. >> this is a semi automatic it shoots the same size caliber a full automatic ak- 47 will shoot. so this is it the perfect example of getting an assault rifle off the streets. >> this is a double gauge that has been shot ...sawed off that is illegal to begin with and if it is also any lifesaving for the future, is definitely"all worth it" >> pam: after running out of cash, the county handed out vouchers to those who didn't want to just voluntarily give away their guns. the district attorney says he will try and raise the funds
KRON
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
. charles clifford is live in san jose with the latest. >> reporter: the sandoz to police the part but released a police sketch. let me show you the san jose police sketch a 25-30 year-old hispanic adult male. he had a thin build with a red cap and he smelled like motor oil and he was trying to abduct a 2 year old. anybody with information is asked to call the san jose police department. charles clifford, kron 4. >> pam: president obama, taking action aimed at reducing gun violence in america. he signed more than a dozen executive orders -- and is urging congress for even tighter controls on weapons. tonight, kron4's poltical analyst is standing by. we'll get his take ahead. but first, catherine heenan has more on the president's newly unveiled gun control proposals. catherine? >> catherine: the president is betting shifted just enough - to back him on the broadest push for gun control in a generation. in politics. staging is key. four children. each of them had written letters to him about last month's school massacre in connecticut. the president announced plans to introduce leg
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Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
and dog were swept to sea. kron4's charles clifford has the latest. >> reporter: just after noon on new years day, the coast guard received reports that a man and woman walking a dog along pt. reyes beach had been caught by what was described as a rouge wave. the woman and the dog were able to swim ashore with the help of people who saw what happene, but the man was swept to sea. the coast guard and the california highway patrol launched a rescue effort and searched for several hours. but arounnd 4pm, they found his body adrift in the waters off point reyes. he's described as a 59 year old male and his identity has not yet been released. the woman was examined by paramedics, but unijured. >>> new court documents show that a silicon valley venture capitalist who was killed during a home invasion had been accused of making bad business deals, and that's only the beginning. this was the scene of the crime in monte sereno on november 30th. it's where raveesh kumra was murdered and his former wife badly beaten by assailants. kron4's scott rates shows us the surprising details of those court
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Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm PST
4's charles clifford has a look at how the illness is spreading across the country and here in the bay area. >> reporter: when people get sick they tend to go online and search for things like flu remedies. for the past few years google has been collecting this search data and using it to track the spread of the flu. they call it google flu trends and right now flu trends shows that the every state is seeing intense or high flu activity. here in california we have high flu activity. this graph shows that right now there's a spike in flu related searches that higher than in any previous year. flu trends also has a feature that shows flu activity in individual cities. google calls it an experimental feature because the results haven't been compared to cdc data. here in the bay area, we can see results for san francisco, oakland , and san jose. in san francisco, flu trends shows that there is intense flu activity, much higher than in previous years. over in oakland, there's high activity and finally in the south bay google flu trends says that there is also high activity in san
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Jan 4, 2013 4:00am PST
care reform laws. >> kron 4 charles clifford explains how the exchange will work. >> families and small business will be able to use this program to purchase health insurance. >> later this year a website will go on line. a test version will launch in june. the site will list the health provider plans rates and coverages. there will also be to help savings account plans to choose from. as well as information on government run programs. >> this is to help people that may not be able to afford health insurance get coverage. that can learn if there are eligible for government subsidies to help pay for insurance. >> people would not qualify for a subsidy or choose not to use this will still be able to purchase coverage plans directly from the insurance providers. >> there are still a lot of unanswered questions about cover california. the state is also working on building the infrastructure for the program like buying computers and hiring staff. if all goes well open enrollment will start in october with benefits kicking in january 1, 2014. >> charles clifford kron 4 news. >> here's a look
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Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
of thousands of people driving in, and out of san francisco every day. >> charles clifford has more on caltran sound when assessing the damage. >> we want to make sure the superstructure of the bay bridge is safe. the initial investigation shows that- about 30 to 40 ft. of the system has been damaged and will need to be replaced. it protected the bridge there is no structural damage to the bay bridge as a result. we would not have to do any work on the bridge itself other than to repair the collision with a fender system. >> caltran also check bridges on the system. >> to other differ notification devices we have no indication that any of the notification devices were damaged are not performing. we are investigating that. >> on treasure island charles clifford kron 4 news. >> the bar pilots will be interviewed today about the incident. >> he started navigating vessels and 2005 and is believed that he had a collision free record that is according to a spokesmen with the bar pilots association. >> this is video for sky 78 d. >> the bar pilots span is not been released. the association spokespers
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
expect to get updated information from the cdc on friday. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> as we mentioned. we're also learning tonight of the bay area's first flu related death of the season kron 4's dan kerman joins us here with details. dan? >> pam: we will get back with dan. there is some small audio problem first, let us check with justine waldman. now so many people have been getting the flu shot, that those who haven't and are staring to look are having a bit more of a difficult time. some places have it. some don't. our team coverage continues. now with kron 4's justine waldman. she went out looking for the flu shot. and found it at a clinic in fremont. >> we called pediatricians, we called retail pharmacies. some of them were out. >> reporter: there will have a another opening of immunizations. justin waldman, kron 4. >> pam: santa clara health officials say a 98 year-old woman died and suffered from a variety of chronic illnesses including ammonia. this brings the total number of death the others for and a sacramento, central valley and there were two of the g
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
. and we'll hear from a witness. but first, charles clifford gives us a closer look at the dramatic scene. >> reporter: this sideshow happened on saturday afternoon in the northbound lanes of 880, maybe half a mile south of the oakland coliseum. now we've found two video clips on youtube that give us really clear views... from different angles. this is video apparently taken by someone who got stuck in traffic behind the sideshow. you can see people getting out of their vehicles and walking up to see what's going on. now there are about 6 cars involved here, it's a little hard to tell through all the smoke. but all of them are spinning dougnuts and leaving tire tracks across the entire roadway. and they come really close to hitting one another. there are also several people off to the side of the road who appear to be video taping the whole thing. also, it looks like someone is sitting in the back seat of this white convertible, holding what looks like a camera phone up in the air. now, here's more video taken by someone driving southbound on 880. from this angle you can actually get a re
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Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
's charles clifford. for some perspective on where kevin was last seen. and the search happening now. >> reporter: kevin collins disappeared on the evening of february 10th, 1984. he lived with his family in the western edition and attended st. ignatius. in the haight district. let me show you this is st. agnes -- he was last seen in leaving at 6:00 p.m. and was spotted waiting for a boss on the corner of oak street/masonic. today, the san francisco police to park ridge is conducting a search near the police- department is conducting a search near these to homes. in the newsroom, charles clifford, kron 4. >> pam: stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the cold case of missing child -- kevin collins. more information can be found on the web at kron-4 dot com. as well as our facebook and twitter feeds. >> super bowl 47 is just five days away. and things are heating up in the big easy. as both teams gear up for sunday's game. today -- the players and coaches gave pre-game interviews. media from around the world made their way to the superdome today including kron 4's j.r. stone. j.r.
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Jan 30, 2013 4:00am PST
with kron fourth charles clifford. it takes a look back at how the case progressed over the past three decades. >> kevin collins was born january 4, 1974. his parents had nine children. he disappeared on february 10, 1984 his family was with an on sutter st. in san francisco's western addition. >> the entire city was swept up in the search for kevin. his picture appeared on billboards across the bay area. the search took a toll on kevin's family. >> i think we are in shock the first two weeks. it is still hard to believe he is gone. >> within weeks the story was picked up nationally. kevin's picture appeared on newsweek magazine. one of the first to be featured on milk cartons. the boy's whereabouts remained a mystery. >> off kevin's parents set up the kevin collins foundation is to continue to look for their son and other missing children. after a decade of searching the family believed kevin would never come home alive. >> yes, i believe kevin is deceased. if he could have come home he would. i think most of my family feels that way. >> off in 1996 the foundation closed its doors bec
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Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
emotional journey for the family. kron 4's charles clifford kron has a look back. >> reporter: the day he disappeared at a bus stop they saw the boy talking to a tall blond man with a black dog. after the disappearance, they searched a home that matched that description but did not find any trace. the man was never charged with the crime. after his disappearance volunteers scored san francisco for weeks. he looked for the boy and it eventually went national covering the cover of newsweek. they set up the kevin collins foundation and perhaps the most promising was when a former priest at san quentin saying that an inmate confessed to killing him and buried him year sought to talk, michigan. that inmate died. -bearing can your saugatuck... michigan >> that is the real torture. >> reporter: although the the whereabouts is that is the mystery. this provided the foundation to help other children reunite with their parents. two years later, in 1996 the kevin collins bashan closed down but sometimes they come in. they're still hoping that they will find out what happened. >> we could finally get
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
as they become available. charles clifford, kron 4. >> in san jose. a naked man armed with a samurai sword surrendered today - following a tense 3-hour standoff with police. we have video from sky 7 abc news. it shows the man trying to make a run for it as police moved in. describe as 'non lethal' projectiles. he jumped a fence.and dropped the sword before finally being arrested. the man has been identified as coco bennett. >> he exited the vehicle without any clothes. he only have a samurai sword. he and his words were that you are going to have to kill me he stated that several times. for safety reasons. the sword and the assault rifle was handed over to police. police later showed reporters the sword and assault weapon taken from the man's truck. the man will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. he's being booked on charges of brandishing a sword and >>> new court documents show that murdered venture capitalist, raveesh kumra had been accused of making bad business deals, and that's only the beginning. you're looking at video from sky-7 h-d, abc news. this was the scene of the home invasio
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Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the influenza cases. however, the flute cases could sometimes come back up during this same flu season. charles clifford, kron 4 news. >> reporter: in the san francisco the community is coming together and taking a stand after a woman is sent an e-mail all learning on the issue is merely a break just a few days ago. coming up in our 8:00 p.m. newscast all of the efforts that are in place. in san francisco, alecia reed, kron 4. >> reporter: in an effort to crack down on a crime wave in oakland. they have conducted several search warrants and detained several suspects. this is part of operation cease- fire. >> we wanted them to know that we are going to do everything that we can do to go after you. >> in the san jose cuffed this is from a silicon valley. i am so excited. they experienced all of these luxuries that come with the state-of-the-art aircraft including fully reclining will see this. and innovative lighting. in the san jose, haazig madyun kron 4. >> reporter: the largest consumer electronics show is wrapping up. with the new products that can be seen you have got to see these. be sure t
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Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
, the other two were for unrelated arrest warrents. in san jose, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> several websites are helping you track the flu. on facebook, " who made the se me ... sick".. cdc has a map of confirmed cases california got has a minimal activity. justin waldman, kron 4. >> reporter: this is the man that had doused his girlfriend with gasoline and let her on fire. his bail is $10 million prosecutors say that oliver has a history of domestic violence. within several prior convictions this latest incident was about leaving close at a laundromat. terisa estacio, kron 4. >> reporter: investigators said this vallejo say that it was a and 911 call from a convicted murderer that led to this and 90 year-old mother's body. >> after we searched the home the evidence was found. >> reporter: there is conviction in 1966 for the rape and murder of two juvenile girls and contra costa county. he had paroled 20 years later. >> reporter: haazig madyun kron 4. >> reporter: >> in the volatile, this fiery crash was the driver of the big rig in vallejo- this westbound 37 collision the driver fe
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
home. there were working late into the evening to clear the tree from baltimore ave. charles clifford, kron 4. >> there has been a spike and women for signing up for self-defense class's. >> one of these woman was attacked in san francisco. additional class's have been added. reporting in the newsroom, scott rates, kron 4. the oaklandon violence with two of the four murders this weekend work involving groups of people. these are people that are involved in 90% of the violence in oakland. >> chief jordan is enlisting help of the c h p, and the sheriff's department to help with this search of violence. haazig madyun kron 4. >> now, a look at this the fbi has been here for one week. they have only been doing site preparation. j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> in san francisco the 49ers fever's this spreading. they are purchasing merchandise at justin herman plaza. the city is a buzzing. >> it definitely seeing a lot of red. >> oh my gosh! family it is like the world series for everybody is walking a round very happy. >> reporter: roncalli, kron 4. >> bart rider ship is up by 6% and the last
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Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
, passes drug and alcohol tests. kron fours charles clifford maps out by the change in direction. >> before the crash the tanker was being refueled at what is called anchorage 9 in the southeast of san francisco. from there the ship headed north toward the bay bridge. the vessel travelled on the bay the tower to the bridge is listed as letters of the alphabet a, b, c, d and so forth. he was originally supposed to pass on the bridge between the c and d. towers. for reasons unknown the pilot changed his mind and decided to take between the d and e towers. at 11:18 a.m. the ship was going to 11.8 knots or 13.6 mi. for hours with sites like the tower causing millions of dollars of damage to the bridge and the tanker. in the newsroom trawcharles clifford kron 4 news. it could be another few months before you police chief is hired in san jose. >> until then, the job will be done by an interim basis by the man, deputy chief larry esquivel, he is the man in the center, in uniform. he is a 27 year-old veteran of the department most recently overseeing the city's patrol division. as his first news co
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
, and an emergency radio on board. in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. more violence in algeria. this morning seven hostages and eleven kidnappers were killed in an army raid on a gas plant held by the extremists.this latest effort by algerian security forces to end a standoff with militants holding foreign hostages. it's now in it's fourth day. it has also been confirmed that one u-s worker was killed at the b-p natural gas plant. algerian forces launched their first rescue operation thursday. 650 workers were reportedly set free. secretary of state hillary clinton says this is a very dangerous situation. algerian state- run media says, there are more hostages at the gas field complex. including americans. but the exact number is unclear. officials say at least twelve hostages have been killed. the militants claim, the number is almost triple that. at 35 deaths. >> president obama is heading up a national day of service to kick off a weekend of inaugural events. the president, first lady and vice president joe biden and his wife, jill will also participate. this year's inaugura
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> but getting there could be a challenge. >> kron fours trawls clifford has details. >>c->harles clifford . >> roundtrip flights from as f o on borland's for those states are running around $1,275 including multiple stops along the way. up to $1,887 for a direct flight these are round trips. there are variations on the flight if you are willing to leave earlier in the week or come back later. >> maybe you are the adventurous sort and making a road trip. it is 2,272 mi. from san francisco to new orleans. if you consider the average car gets 20 mi. to the gallon gas is running about $3.30 a gallon. a round trip would cost you $750 not to bad compared to a flight. >> another option, you could take an amtrak train. get a ticket to the bay area from --to or from the bay area is a 78 hour trip he would spend three days on a train. >> there is always the was the cost 200-$300 round trip. if you leave at 10:00 a.m. on friday february 1st you will arrive in new orleans on sunday afternoon. >> in the news room traw harcharls clifford. >> yesterday's was a day paying tribute to dr. martin luther kin
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
at his front door and the man was arrested. charles clifford, kron 4. >> reporter: in brentwood police are diligently searching for the people responsible for shooting a group of teenagers on this block. 13, 60 years old or rushed to hospital. they believed that it could've been a gang initiation. there were-13 years old- raging in the 16 years old. they are now fearful ranging in 13-16 years old in brentwood, tie >> some commuters were caught by surprise when the sprinklers in sight to the doral drive cuddle turned on it. officials say that this malfunction. while there were doing maintenance. one lost control and crashed. this problem has been fixed but there will be out again and overnight to retest the system. maureen kelly, kron 4. >> drivers with the tunnel near the caldecott tunnel are hoping that this will soon be complete. a spokesperson is saying that for the net past six months of the working crews have been using excavation equipment and now using concrete and now starting to pour concrete and installing lighting. it is expected to open up at the end of this year. reporting
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Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
officials are working on plans to keep the crowds from getting out of control. kron4 charles clifford has details on what is in the works. >> and the bt will be routed traffic around problem areas like mission street so that the crowd can spread out and to keep the vehicles moving. the san francisco police department will have police working during and after the game. that was also be in bars to also make sure things are not getting out of hand. if they stated that it is just so much that the city can do and that they hope the defense would just celebrate in a good manner. >> we do not want anyone to get hea heard. we just want everyone to have a good celebration. >> are you still holding on to that from dress from years back and it is just collecting dust? >> a south bay nonprofit wants to put it to good use. organizers behind " operation from the dress code in san jose have collected about half of their 1000 dressed goals. they will be donated to girls who cannot afford downs for the high school prom. lacher, more than 2000 dresses were collected. dresses will be distributed on march th
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